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Letter to the Editors

Dear Editors, A few months ago I was approached by the Buchanan Associates in Dublin, Ohio, to appear at the International Reading Association Conference (IRA) in Chicago on May 2 and 3, 2006. I was to be part of speeches, "meet and greets," and book signings. I was happy to accept the invitation, which I assumed was coming from the IRA and my publisher. It is always such an honor for...

Letter to the Editors

Letters To the Editors

Solidarity from the United Kingdom Just a fan letter with huge thanks for your Rethinking Schools piece about the failure of charter schools [Barbara Miner, "Exploding the Privatization Myth," Volume 21, No. 1]. We are battling [Prime Minister Tony] Blair's version of such stupidity in the form of what his cronies call "city academies." Meanwhile, like Bush, Blair is on his last legs. He could still face arrest over illegal party...

Letters To the Editors

Letters to the Editors

    Illustration: P.S. Mueller Violence Against Women Thank you for including the article in Rethinking Schools entitled, "Why Aren't We Shocked?" [Bob Herbert, Volume 21, No. 2]. I am a first-year teacher who recently completed a Master in Teaching program at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. As a cohort, we subscribed to Rethinking Schools and other critical writings, including works by bell hooks. During discussions of her book Teaching...

Letters to the Editors

Letters to the Editors

    Illustration: P.S. Mueller Testing Isn't Teaching I found Lisa Gray-Garcia's article, "Teaching Is Not Testing," [Vol. 21, No. 2] to be fascinating and disturbing. How can we require exit exams for graduation without providing the proper resources or addressing the inequities that exist in our education system? This is a problem throughout the country. Gray-Garcia did a fine job of shedding light on a dreadful situation in California while...

Letters to the Editors

Letters to the Editors

Haikus Lift Students     Illustration: Pete Mueller Prior to teaching my 6th graders about Japanese haiku, we had heard a talk by Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, an Iraqi-American, who conveyed to kids some of the realities on the ground in Iraq. I was inspired by Bob Peterson's article "The War in Iraq and Daily Classroom Life" [Vol. 21, No. 3] to initiate a deeper dialogue around the war, and I shared...

Letters to the Editors

Letters to the Editors

Thank you, Howard Howard Zinn's chapter on the Vietnam War (Vol. 22, No.1) was quite an eye opener for me. I knew some of the details leading up to the war but not the whole perspective as Zinn describes it. What a shameful history we have. I graduated from a private conservative high school in 1969. We did not discuss the Vietnam War in class and we certainly did not discuss...

Letters to the Editors

Letters to the Editors

Thank you, Howard Howard Zinn's chapter on the Vietnam War (Vol. 22, No.1) was quite an eye opener for me. I knew some of the details leading up to the war but not the whole perspective as Zinn describes it. What a shameful history we have. I graduated from a private conservative high school in 1969. We did not discuss the Vietnam War in class and we certainly did not discuss...

Letters to the Editors

Action Education

    Protesters at a public hearing in Minnesota. By Paul Spies In early September 2003, the Minnesota Department of Education released a first draft of new K-12 social studies standards for public comment. As a parent and former social studies teacher, I struggled with disbelief and anger as I forged through the 56-page document. It was packed with 233 standards and 848 corresponding benchmarks specifying what students might have to...

Action Education

Additional Information on Military Spending

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Additional Information on Military Spending

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